Silver Lake in talks to invest $1B in Reliance Retail

Private equity fund is in talks to invest US$ 1 billion in .

Silver Lake in talks to invest B in Reliance Retail

The investment, which would value Reliance Retail at about US$ 57 billion, comes as the company is aiming to sell about 10 percent in new shares, the Financial Times reported.

Silver Lake is already an investor in Reliance Jio and aggregate investment by Silver Lake is Rs 10,202.55 crore for 2.08 percent equity in Reliance Jio.

Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL), subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, announced that it is acquiring the retail and wholesale Business and the logistics and warehousing business from the Future Group as going concerns on a slump sale basis for lumpsum aggregate consideration of Rs 24,713 crore, subject to adjustments as set-out in the composite scheme of arrangement (Scheme).

The above acquisition is being done as part of the scheme in which Future Group is merging certain companies carrying on the aforesaid businesses into Future Enterprises Limited (FEL).

As a part of the same Scheme, the retail and wholesale Undertaking is being transferred to Reliance Retail and Fashion Lifestyle Limited (RRFLL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of RRVL, the logistics and warehousing undertaking is being transferred to RRVL and RRFLL also proposes to invest Rs 1,200 crore in the preferential issue of equity shares of FEL to acquire 6.09 percent of post-merger equity and Rs 400 crore in a preferential issue of equity warrants which, upon conversion and payment of balance 75 percent of the issue price, will result in RRFLL acquiring further 7.05 percent of FEL.